We’re feeling all sorts of giddy around here. You know, that kind of heart-pounding, excited energy that used to be reserved for kids on Christmas morning…there is a bit of that energy peppering our conversations as we continue to polish the plans for Evo’10.
We’re crazy delighted to announce our keynote line up for Evo’10:
Opening Keynote—Evolution Defined: Where Are You Going?
Anyone that has asked themselves “where am I going” has also had to ponder, “where have I been.” Our opening keynote speakers have shared their stories, their heartbreaks and their triumphs through blogging. By sharing the events that changed their lives, they’ve changed us as readers. They’ve shown us how to move forward with courage and optimism. Join us as Nirasha Jaganath of MommyNiri , Heather Spohr of TheSpohrsAreMultiplying, and Stephanie Quilao of BackinSkinnyJeans/Noshtopia share how they answer the question, “Where are you going?”
The Evolution of Social Good —Make A Wish Foundation
Social: pertaining to or characterized by friendly relations.
Good: kind, beneficent, or friendly: to do a good deed.
Sounds like a fantastic combo to us. Join us for a keynote discussion about the power of online social activism. Learn how an organization like the Make A Wish Foundation uses social media to raise money, build strategic partnerships and share its message.
The Evolution of Entertainment
In a world where breaking news, inspiring stories and gut-busting hilarity can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and websites with a few taps on an iPhone, traditional media has been forced to evolve in dynamic ways. Join us for a candid conversation with Andrea Wishom a 17-year veteran Supervising Producer with the Oprah Winfrey Show and Jon Sinclair, VP of Development and Creative Services for the HARPO Studios, as they discuss how social media has changed the way they create, produce and develop ideas as well as what’s next after Oprah.
The Evolution of a New Generation
Technology and dynamic media will transform learning for children in ways we can’t even imagine. Lesli Rotenberg, the Senior Vice President of Children’s Media at PBS will join us to share how a new generation of children, parents and teachers are using these tools and how they are shaping the future.
Closing Keynote—The Evolution of YOU! Living Authentically Online
Odds are that the bloggers that leave you feeling incredibly enriched…beaming with a wide grin…a fierce case of warm fuzzies…or with an empowered desire to get up and tackle a project/recipe/hobby/life-altering change do so because they’re bravely sharing an authentic version of themselves online. Join champions of authenticity, Karen Walrond and Brene Brown, for a discussion about how to embrace what makes you special and wonderful and how to share it online.
Learning, camaraderie, fresh mountain air…it’s like summer camp for bloggers.